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Klondike is a dice poker game. Klondike is loosely based on poker originating in cheap casinos on the American frontier. Its really easy to play if you know anything about poker; even if you don"t its still pretty easy.

What you need to play

  • 5 dices
  • A sheet of paper to keep score
  • 1 or more people

How to play the game The banker or dealer rolls first and creates a poker hand from his roll. The players then each take there turn to roll the 5 dice and try to make a poker hand. Five of a kind (4, 4, 4, 4, 4) Four of a kind (3, 3, 3, 3,1) Full House, Three of a kind and a pair (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) Three of a kind (6, 6, 6, 3, 1) Two pairs (5, 5, 3, 3, 1) One pair (5, 5, 1, 2, 6)

Rules Only one throw is allowed. The numbers are ranked high to low as 1, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2. Any dice that are not used are ignored. The dealer wins a tie.

Example game play The dealer rolls, (5, 5, 5, 3, 1) and has three of a kind. Player 1 rolls (6, 6, 6, 2, 5) and has three of a kind but the dealer wins ties. Player 2 rolls (3, 3, 2, 2, 2) and a full house beats the dealer. Player 2 wins.

Variations The casino variation is played with 10 dice using a table with a layout with three sections, “ win”, “ lose”, “ Beat two aces”.  The banker rolls five dice and sets them sides.  The players then take turns rolling the other 5 dice trying to beat the banker.  A player that bets on win must try to throw a combination that is higher then the bankers, while a player that bets on lose has to try to roll less then the banker.  A player that bets on two aces must throw at lest two pairs.  Because all ties win for the house, the house has the edge on €˜win" or €˜lose" bets at 5.194%.  The house edge on €˜beat two aces" is 11.111%.

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